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  • IMF postpones a meeting on tranche for Ukraine due to the need to assess macroeconomic indicators in 2017, says Volodymyr Groysman
    posted 19 March 2017 22:43

    The International Monetary Fund has postponed considering an issue of granting a loan tranche for Ukraine through the need to update macroeconomic showings in 2017 with regard to the negative impact of the blockade in energy and economy sectors. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated on air of the Ukraine television channel on Sunday.

    Answering a question about the IMF decision to set aside an issue of allocating the tranche to Ukraine, the Prime Minister stressed the postponement had occurred only because of the need to recalculate the economic effects in 2017 as a result of grave consequences of the trade blockade on the country’s economy.

    “This is another challenge for me as the Prime Minister to respond to”, emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.

    The Prime Minister noted despite such difficult circumstance the Government engages in pursuing a pension reform to ensure a fairness principle and increase retirement payments.

    The Head of Government considers crucial to apply new approaches to the work of the National Bank of Ukraine. According to him, it is of utmost importance to find tools for additional leverage of investment in the national economy as well as to prolong economic growth with help of such investment.